Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has claimed that Rangers have some “very good” players on their hands ahead of his side’s trip to Ibrox on Wednesday night.
McInnes, 46, has been constantly linked with taking up the managerial vacancy in Glasgow and on Tuesday, there was a major development in the betting market that saw him re-emerge as favourite.
SkyBet have the Scot priced at 8/13 to take charge at Ibrox in the wake of Pedro Caixinha’s sacking almost five weeks ago after Alex McLeish’s odds drifted despite betting being suspended for him to take the role on Monday.
McLeish, 58, moved to rubbish any links between him and the Light Blues, and now it seems that has forced McInnes back into solid contention to return to his former club.
However for now, McInnes’ focus appears to be solely on his side’s upcoming Premiership fixture against Rangers on Wednesday night and although he admits he is coming up against a strong team, he is more than trusting of his own Aberdeen players.
“They have good players but so have we and we’ll be looking to take the game to them. Everyone is fit and available,” he said, as quoted by the Dons’ official Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
???? Derek – They have good players but so have we and we’ll be looking to take the game to them. Everyone is fit and available.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) November 28, 2017
McInnes has been in strong contention to take over at Rangers ever since Caixinha was dismissed over a month ago.
However it seems that the Light Blues are yet to make a major move in their bid to replace the Portuguese boss, with very little noise coming from the board in their recruitment process.
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